Oakville, Milton skater Schizas set for Skate Canada event in Mississauga

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Published October 24, 2022 at 4:01 pm

Oakville native and Milton Skating Club member Madeline Schizas will lead the way in the women's event at this weekend's Skate Canada International in Mississauga. SKATE CANADA PHOTO

Oakville native and Milton Skating Club member Madeline Schizas will represent Canada in the women’s field at this weekend’s Skate Canada International at Paramount Fine Foods Centre in Mississauga.

The Olympian will take on some of top skaters in the world in the latest ISU Grand Prix series stop that runs from Oct. 28-30.

Schizas and 14 other top Canadian skaters will look for a place on the podium against top world skaters including Shoma Uno (Japan), You Young (South Korea) and dance pairs Lilah Fear and Lewis Gibson (Great Britain) and Riku Miura and Ryuichi Kihara (Japan).

Schizas and Gabrielle Daleman will represent Canada in the women’s field.

The 19-year-old graduate of White Oaks Secondary School, who won women’s gold at the 2022 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships, kicked off the competition season with a 5th place at the Nebelhorn Trophy.

Daleman will be competing at her first international event after winning gold at the 2022 Skate Canada Challenge and bronze at the 2022 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships.

The men’s team will feature two-time Olympian and current Canadian champion Keegan Messing. He’ll be joined by Conrad Orzel and Stephen Gogolev.

Canada will be sending two young teams in the pair discipline. Brooke McIntosh and Benjamin Mimar, who finished their at ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships last season, will be joined by Kelly Ann Laurin and Loucas Éthier, who captured bronze over the weekend at Skate America.

Canada will boast three Olympic teams in ice dance. 2021 Skate Canada International gold medallists Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier will look to defend their title and will be joined by strong contenders Marjorie Lajoie and Zachary Lagha and the team of Marie-Jade Lauriault and Romain Le Gac, who will be replacing Miku Makita and Tyler Gunara due to injury.

Competition starts on Friday (Oct. 28) with every discipline performing their short program/rhythm dance. All medals will be awarded on Saturday. The event concludes on Sunday with the exhibition gala.

The event will be live streamed in Canada via skatecanada.ca.

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